Beef

Shipping to Vancouver

Location: From Redstone to Vancouver butcher shop on 1420 Commercial Drive

Description: The beef was loaded onto our reefer truck and transported to Vancouver where it is unloaded at the butcher shop and moved directly back into dry storage. In the days after arrival, it will be cut up for the display case and parts will be transferred to wet-aging to continue the aging process in a different way.
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Read More 09/27/2018
Beef

Dry Aging

Location: Chilcotin Harvest, Redstone, BC

Description: This carcass is dry aged starting the day after harvest, the dry aging process improves the texture and flavour of the meat. This carcass is aged in the dry aging cooler for 25 days prior to shipping.
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Read More 08/31/2018
Cow

Harvest

Location: Chilcotin Harvest, Redstone, BC

Description: The animal was walked into the corrals where it is loaded onto a stock trailer and hauled about 10 km to Chilcotin Harvest. At Chilcotin Harvest it is settled in, it will socialise with the priest cow which is very calming before slaughter. On harvest day the animal is slaughtered, cleaned and put into the cooler for aging.
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Read More 08/30/2018
Cow

Finishing Diet

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch in Redstone, BC

Description: In the final growing season before harvest, the cattle are kept close to home on the very lush, irrigated pastures. They are grazing in smaller paddocks, being moved continuously to maintain an optimal diet and preserve the integrity of the pasture to keep from over-grazing. The animal is closely watched and will be harvested when it is in optimal condition. The goal of summer fattening is to put on a good fat cover.
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Read More 05/01/2018
Cow

Summer Feeding

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch in Redstone, BC

Description: As soon as snow melts and grass begins to grow the cattle are beginning to eat a combination of leftover standing grass from the previous year together with the new growth. The new grass immediately boosts their growth and their growing season really begins. They will spend most of the summer roaming on the range lands together with the older cattle.
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Read More 05/01/2016
Cow

Winter Feeding

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch in Redstone, BC

Description: During the winter months, the cattle are eating frozen grass remaining in the fields under the snow, they are also having access to hay grown and harvested on our own land and at times they will receive 'fodder' which is made up of sprouted grains grown to the height of about 5 to 8 cm.
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Read More 11/02/2015
Calf

Weaning Time

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch in Redstone, BC

Description: After 6 months with the mother the calf is weaned, at which point it is moved onto a separate pasture from its mother. She will be pregnant again and needing to reserve extra nutrients for her growing calf. The weaned calf will be now fully able to sustain itself by grazing.
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Read More 11/01/2015
Calf

Date of Birth

Location: Rafter 25 Ranch in Redstone, BC

Description: he animal is born in the late spring to ensure the mother has plenty of fresh green grass to eat which will ensure she produces the absolute best quality milk possible for her calf.
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Read More 05/01/2015